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  • 3 charged in $1.5M kickback scheme involving prison food contract

    3 charged in $1.5M kickback scheme involving prison food contract
    State investigators say an Ocoee man and a Gainesville couple bilked the state out of more than $1 million as part of a kickback scheme involving a food-service contract with the Department of Corrections. Thomas Tomblin is accused of using his position...
  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway
    Southern California's largest immigration detention center is about to get bigger. The sprawling jail complex in this high desert town currently holds up to 1,300 men in federal immigration custody, many of whom spend months waiting for their cases to...
  • Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand

     Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand
    Immigrant advocacy groups are protesting the expansion of Southern California's largest immigrant detention center, arguing the federal government should instead be directing resources to children seeking asylum. The sprawling detention complex in the...
  • 'Sextortion' suspect called himself Sharky, report says

    'Sextortion' suspect called himself Sharky, report says
    She knew him as Sharky. The Fort Lauderdale girl met him online and, according to investigators, she sent him 25 sexually explicit photographs of herself. But when the 15-year-old girl tried to break off their 15-month-long relationship in February,...
  • West Boynton man accused of fatally shooting man, running over woman

    A botched drug-deal-turned robbery led to the fatal shooting of a Boynton Beach man before a woman was shot and repeatedly run over, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office news release. The woman, Imanni Walker, 19, survived, but is in...
  • State prisons violated procedures in sterilizations, audit finds

    State prisons violated procedures in sterilizations, audit finds
    At least 39 female inmates at California prisons¬†underwent sterilizations in which the women’s “informed consent” was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday. The inquiry by the California state auditor found no...
  • California expands parole for elderly, medically frail

    California parole officials Monday said the state is ready to begin the early release of elderly and frail prisoners who meet new criteria for parole. The program's details were released publicly for the first time at a meeting of the Board of Parole...
  • Prosecutors: Man killed woman after dispute over rent, grocery money

    Prosecutors: Man killed woman after dispute over rent, grocery money
    A man on parole in a drug case shot and killed a woman who had evicted him from the West Garfield Park apartment they had shared on and off since his release early this year, prosecutors said today. Erick Sanders, 20, was arrested at a relative's home in...
  • Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls

    Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls
    Domingo Howard is a "single pops" to a 5-year-old girl he is raising by working part-time jobs. His 24-year-old son, meanwhile, landed in the San Francisco County Jail in January. As "the only person" his son can count on, the two speak on the phone...
  • Pen Argyl tutor who sexually assaulted Korean exchange student gets reduced sentence

    A Pen Argyl man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old student at his family's Korean exchange program saw his sentence reduced Wednesday to 31/2 to seven years after his previous jail term was thrown out at appeal. Richard Kim's resentencing will allow...
  • Fort Lauderdale woman and ex-husband on trial in $50M fraud case

    Fort Lauderdale woman and ex-husband on trial in $50M fraud case
    A Fort Lauderdale grandmother and her ex-husband, who once turned government informant on Genovese organized crime associates, are hoping a jury will clear them of federal charges that they operated a $50 million mortgage fraud conspiracy. Domenico...